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Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Licorice or liquorice is the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra from which a sweet flavour can be extracted. The licorice plant is an herbaceous perennial legume native to southern Europe and parts of Asia, such as India. It is not botanically related to anise, star anise, or fennel, which are sources of similar flavouring compounds. Liquorice flavours are used as candies or sweeteners, particularly in some European and Middle Eastern countries. Liquorice extracts have been used in herbalism and traditional medicine

Licorice Root has a long history of use as an anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory. It's been used extensively in Europe as a soothing ingredient in cough suppressants and is often used in Traditional Chinese medicine as an herbal healing agent.

Licorice extract contains glycosides glycyrrhizin and glycyrrizinic acid, triterpene saponins and flavonoids that have soothing, regenerative and antioxidant properties. Studies have shown it may be of benefit in skin lightening products as it contains liquiritin and isoliquertin, flavonoid containing glycosides which induce skin lightening by dispersing melanin pigment and enhancing more even pigment distribution.

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